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An Unexpected Passion For London Musicals

I’d always been told that a visit to London isn’t complete without seeing a show. I couldn’t understand why so many friends were so keen on “theatre shows”, by which they meant, musicals. I always thought they weren’t for me. That has all changed. The drama snob My...

Guide To The Many Charms of Leeds England

Let us guide you to Leeds, a lovely community in West Yorkshire, a full 200 miles north of London and about 40 miles northeast of Manchester. Historically, Leeds was a market town that emerged as one of the centers for the wool trade, and you'll find...

5 of the World’s Best Train Trips

Its official: the train is still the most romantic and glamorous way to travel. Whatever the destination, going by train makes your holiday all about the journey – below, we list 5 of the world's best train trips with the most spectacular rail lines in...

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London Guide – How To Visit London On The Cheap

Our London Guide is all about keeping money in your pocket and helping your enjoy this intriguing city while doing London On The Cheap. People often think of a London vacation as a trip that requires a lot of money, but a successful trip to London...

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Beware! Bogus UK Olympics Booking Sites Are On The Rise

Many will travel to the UK for the London 2012 Olympic Games only to find that they have been swindled by bogus booking sites - don't let this happen to you! You know what they say: “One rotten apple spoils the whole barrel”. And with the Olympics...

London Nightlife Goes Retro With Swinging Blitz Parties

The 1930s and 1940s might seem like an unlikely era to emulate when it comes to partying, but the combination of swing music, kitsch Union Jack-bedecked decor and the chance to dress up in polka dots, stockings and pin-up icon make-up provide a hip escape...

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Dazzling London Theatre Performances At Christmas Time

Winter is the perfect time to visit the ‘big smoke’ with the numerous shopping streets selling everything from sweaters to mulled wine, and for its historic and infamous Theatreland. The options of shows are boundless, with classic musicals such as Wicked, Billy Elliot and The...

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Three Major Airlines Put Europe On Sale

To celebrate the one-year anniversary of their joint transatlantic partnership, British Airways, American Airlines and Iberia Airlines have launched a terrific winter sale. British Airways is quoting fares as low as $86* round-trip from New York (and major east coast airports) to London....

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Golfing in Ireland and Scotland Has Never Been Easier or More Affordable

[caption id="attachment_10444" align="alignleft" width="176" caption="Old Head Golf Club, Kinsale"][/caption] Most golf enthusiasts have one common day-dream, to play golf once in their lifetime on legendary courses in Ireland and Scotland.  Perhaps nowhere else on earth is the love of  golf more prevalent than in the British...

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12 Fascinating Sites To Visit In York, England

In the city of York, with its colourful and fascinating history and wealth of attractions, it can be difficult to know what to visit first. A good place for art lovers to begin exploring York, is Tower Street, where both established and promising artists exhibit...

Favorite Cheap High-Quality Hotels in Top European Cities

ParisWe’ve selected our favorite inexpensive accommodations in three of our favorite European destinations, London, Paris and Budapest to help you stretch your vacation budget.

When you think about the term ‘cheap accommodation’, what comes to mind? Visions of dingy shared hostel dorms with iron bunk beds and thirty people to each bathroom? Subsistence meals from all-you-can-eat buffets? Poor security and sketchy neighborhoods?

These types of lodging certainly exist, but cheap doesn’t automatically mean substandard. If you want to save stretch your budget when traveling, there are plenty of youth hostels and cheap hotels available that will give you a great stay.  Here are some of our favorite top value hotels and hostels: 

6 of London’s Best Hidden Attractions

The dilemma for visitors to London is that by the time they’ve enjoyed the ‘must see’ attractions, they’re left with little time to experience the hidden gems that the city has to offer.

Beyond the historical buildings, markets and West End theatre, there is a vast number of lesser known sites of interest that can easily be missed if you don’t seek the council of a local. Luckily for you, dear reader, your author is a born and bred Londoner – 30 years to be precise – and spend much of my time exploring the city’s nooks and crannies, both for work and leisure.

Gathering all of my London knowledge, I’ve come up with a list of six of the city’s best lesser-known attractions.

Coronet Cinema – For most tourists, going to the cinema is not necessarily on their list of things to do. But London is home to some truly unique picture houses. One of the finest is the Coronet Cinema in Notting Hill, west London. A major part of the London arts scene, this cinema dates back to the late 19th century and specializes in non-mainstream movies.